Diploma in Education (DipEd)

4. Compulsory Contract Teaching Stint

The final part of the process for entry into the Diploma in Education (DipEd) programme is a compulsory stint as a contract teacher in a school. During this stint, the school will assess your suitability for teaching.

The stint will also allow you to:

  • Try out the profession and experience the work day of a teacher.
  • Confirm your interest in teaching.
  • Gain valuable practical experience before you enrol at the National Institute of Education (NIE).

You will get the opportunity to do the following:

  • Classroom teaching of subject(s).
  • Assist with CCA and school activities.
  • Learn how to communicate with parents effectively.
  • Find out about the roles and responsibilities of a form teacher.

You will be guided by a mentor during your Contract Teaching Stint and supported by the school as you embark on your teaching journey.

The Contract Teaching Stint generally lasts at least 4 months, and will continue until your enrolment into NIE.